Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor - Hopewell, VA

Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor - Hopewell, VA

910 Industrial St, PO Box 201
Hopewell, Virginia, 23860
United States

Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor - Hopewell, VA


WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 50,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 320 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at  


Career Opportunity:

Primarily responsible for supervising the maintenance mechanics in the Pulp Mill, Wood Yard and Causticizing areas. The supervisor is responsible for the safety, training and assignment of work to the maintenance personnel in their area. He/she is also responsible for maintenance spending in their area along with the other members of the maintenance team (maintenance planner, operating department maintenance coordinator and operating department superintendent). The supervisor has the responsibly for seeing that his/her mechanics conduct themselves in accordance with all corporate, division and mill safety and environmental rules and procedures. In addition, he/she is responsible for making sure that the mechanics in his/her area are using the proper parts and equipment to complete all maintenance work appropriately for their safety and those of the other people in the area and that the equipment in their area is maintained in such a way that the equipment runs reliably and is cost effectively maintained. The supervisor is often expected to be the chief troubleshooter on the equipment in his/her area.


How you will impact WestRock:

  • Set and lead clear safety expectations for team

  • Audit job sites daily to review mechanics work and provide leadership

  • Trouble shooting equipment and providing direction to mechanics

  • Visit storeroom verify parts are in stock

  • Working night & weekend duty assignments supervising mechanics

  • Attend training & other meetings

  • Lead tool box safety & morning assignment meeting

  • Attend daily planning with area maintenance team

  • Conduct safety audits of mechanics & work area

  • Attend field day meetings

  • Weekly scheduling of employees in CMMS

  • Participate in Root Cause Failure Analysis efforts


What you will need to succeed:

  • Associate’s degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school or three to five years related supervisory experience in maintenance and reliability or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

  • Strong skills with Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. MS Word, Power Point, Excel, Project) and CMMS systems.

  • A reliability and process improvement focus with proven results.

  • An understanding of precision maintenance practices and experience with leading a precision culture.

  • Experience with lifting/rigging equipment.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a dynamic environment.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Collaborative team focused and customer concentric approach to leadership.



WestRock Values

  • Integrity – We are honest, ethical and do the right thing.

  • Respect – We treat one another with respect and earn the respect of others through our actions.

  • Accountability – We are responsible for our work, to our team and for contributing to the success of our company.

  • Excellence – We strive to perform at the highest levels – for ourselves and for our customers, investors and communities



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